“Hot pepper in the body invigorates the soul” is a popular adage in West Africa. Members of the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology have been evaluating peppers from different parts of the world as part of the ethnic crop research initiative started at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in 2001. [Read more...]
By Taylor McConnell ‘14, Natalia Santos ‘14, and Mallory Harbold ‘14
Executive Board Members, Rutgers University Veterinary Science Club
The Rutgers University Veterinary Science Club (RUVSC) hosts an annual Halloween Mixer for preveterinary students and Animal Sciences faculty in Bartlett Hall that traditionally includes food, music and department trivia. However, this year our club expanded the event by inviting members of the new Animal Science Alumni Steering Committee organized by the Department of Animal Sciences. With well-established veterinary practices, these Rutgers graduates were more than happy to share their knowledge with current animal science students during a Halloween-themed night. [Read more...]
On October 26, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) celebrated its first Entrepreneurship Agriculture (EA) Day on the George H. Cook Campus. This event was part of the Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program initiated at the School in spring 2013 and comprised the teaching of a Jr./Sr. Colloquium on Entrepreneurial Agriculture, a competitive student internship on Entrepreneurship Agriculture and the formation of a student club whose main focus is to promote entrepreneurship in food and agriculture at the School. A total of 30 participants, drawn from within and outside Rutgers University, attended the inaugural Entrepreneurship Agriculture Day. [Read more...]
Members of the SEBS and NJAES community were on hand at Giamarese Farms on October 23 to pick the corn crop that otherwise would have been damaged by frost. As part of Farmers Against Hunger, the gleaning effort harvested 3,000 pounds of corn that was donated to Franklin Foodbank. Read more about the gleaning.
With oyster beds and cranberry bogs as their laboratory, two SEBS researchers are using genetics to improve breeds for the shellfish and cranberry industry, respectively. Ximing Guo and Nicholi Vorsa are recipients of a 2013 “Inventor of the Year” Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. [Read more...]